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Tips on How to Install a Kitchen Backsplash

Installing a kitchen backsplash is an easy way to update the look of your kitchen. Whether you are installing a new kitchen backsplash or updating an old one, there are many options for you to explore. Even if you’re still debating whether or not to install a kitchen backsplash, this blog will give you a better idea of what goes into the process. You’ll want something that is durable, attractive and compatible with your current kitchen design.

A newly Installed Kitchen Backsplash

The first thing to consider when thinking about a kitchen backsplash is related to scope: How much surface area do you need to cover your kitchen backsplash? For small kitchens, a minimal backsplash just a few tiles high will be enough. A more extensive design might overwhelm the space. If you have a larger kitchen with a grand design, countertop to ceiling backsplashes can add drama and elegance while optimizing the use of available space.

Once you’ve decided on the scope of your backsplash project, its time to consider style. There is great variety of style, quality and price available in your choices of materials, colours, textures and layouts. Ceramic tile is a very common choice. It’s widely available in a great number of styles and colours. In addition it is extremely easy to maintain. The most popular choices of ceramic tile are subway tile, mosaic tile and penny tile.

Other tile choices include granite or other natural materials. Popular for kitchen countertops and floors, travertine, granite or marble tile are often used in backsplash design. These materials provide an elegant, durable option and offer a high end look. All kinds of natural stone tiles are available in a variety of colours and textures, from slate-like matte finishes to rougher, pebbled designs. Your colour choices are nearly infinite as well and many granite retailers can even dye the products to suit your design needs.

Glass tile is another excellent option for kitchen backsplashes. It can add a bright, elegant and colourful style to a kitchen. Not to mention there are many different designs to choose from, from transparent to coloured or intricately patterned.

Copper backsplashes are another great option. These offer a durable and visually interesting option. An additional benefit to copper is that they will evolve over time – as the copper is exposed to air and moisture, its colour will deepen and change. This can create an exquisite, naturally worn look to the backsplash.

Once you’ve made a decision on the materials for your kitchen backsplash, you’ll want to consider the style that’s best suited for your kitchen. You can most certainly use the backsplash as an opportunity to add colour and great visual interest to your kitchen. Keep in mind that particularly expressive designs tend to be best in a kitchen that otherwise features an understated, minimalist look. On the other hand, if your kitchen has a more intricate design, you may want to consider a more relaxed feel for your backsplash. This way it won’t create a visual overload.

Whatever your choice in material and style, know that updating or adding a new backsplash to your kitchen is an easy way to update your entire kitchen design. If you’re looking to get expert help with the installation of your kitchen backsplash, then you’ll want to contact The Wright Kitchen today.